Buddha was sheltered as a child because his father was told by a holy m,an that his son would grow up to be a holy man or a king but his father wanted him to be a king so he kept him hide away from the world so he would not see suffering and he would have no need to turn to religion
Buddha was put into an arranged marriage with his cousin that he later left to be a holy man and follow his path.
Buddha meets 5 holy men in the forest after seeing the horror of the real world and sees that they are at peace and decides to join them
Through buddhas meditashion he starved himself and aloud his body to suffer until one day a woman brings a bowl of rice into the forest as a offering and he eats and it comes to him that you must follow a middle path
After he came to his enlightement he reached down and touched the ground and used the earth the bear witness to what has just happened and what he had done